Phil is General Counsel and Secretary for Astera Labs and is responsible for the company’s legal and compliance functions. Prior to joining Astera Labs, he was General Counsel and Secretary at Innovium, Inc., a network switch silicon provider for the data center market. During his tenure at Innovium, Phil oversaw multiple venture financings, negotiated commercial agreements with the company’s most important customers, favorably settled bet-the-company litigation, oversaw creation of a robust IP portfolio, and ultimately led the company through its $1.1B acquisition by Marvell Technology, Inc. Prior to becoming an attorney, Phil spent more than ten years on active duty as a Navy pilot. Outside of work, he is a college admissions representative for the United States Naval Academy and enjoys swimming, biking, and running. Phil earned a JD/MBA from Stanford Law School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.